Jan 29 2011

Valentine Vignette & Giveaway

Valentine's Day Décor Ideas

by: Sarah Gunn

I look for any excuse to switch up decor and accessories in my home. Now that my holiday decorations are packed away, I wanted to bring pretty back. Valentine’s Day is nearly here so I used it as my inspiration to create a romantic vignette in my bedroom.

I started with layering art:

flowers on canvas {just like my wedding bouquet} given to us from my parents as a gift,

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a Valentine inspired piece I created ,

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I placed those with an ikea print and three photos of my family.

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Together, they look like this:

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Then I dressed the table with:

my jewelry tree,

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two love birds and some sparkle,

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and topped it off with two of my favourites: fresh flowers and seashells.

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I have to say, I love having so much pretty to wake up to every day!

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Now for the fun part: I am hosting my first giveaway {of something I made} ever!

I would love to make a personalized Valentine piece like this {unframed} for one of you!

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Leave me a comment as one entry. Tweet the link to this contest for another entry {leave me a separate comment saying you did}. Don't forget to leave me your email address!

Open to residents of Canada and the US. {please note that I can't guarantee arrival to the US before Valentine's Day though!}

Contest closes Friday, February 4th. Good luck!!

Check out some other amazing Valentine decor inspiration over at The Stories of A to Z.  Beth is hosting a Valentine Mantel Linky Party {also another first for me!}.
 

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Jan 18 2011

Metallic Ahhh

great metallic accessories from Urban Barn

by: Sarah Gunn

I know that bronze may be taking over the design world again, and it is growing on me, but I think I will always be drawn to silver, nickel and chrome.

I recently went to Urban Barn for the first time and I fell in love with these metallic pieces. You know what else I love about Urban Barn? It is Canadian!

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1. Metallic fruit $8.00
2. Mecca hammered oval vase $30.00
3. Kool bench $249.00
4. Postino mailbox $100.00
5. Mecca hammered bulb vase $40.00
6. Silver Circle Pendant Light $84.00

The bench is my absolute favourite! Which one do you love?
 

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Jan 10 2011

Honesuckle: My Happy Colour

Pink: it's not just for little girl's rooms anymore!

by: Sarah Gunn

I am in love....with the colour pink.

It has always been my favourite colour so I could not be more excited that Pantone chose Honeysuckle as its colour of the year for 2011.

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I love this bright happy shade. Don’t you?


You can go all out...

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{photo credits: pantone, homes and gardens, traditional home, paint quality, apartment therapy, baer home design, room envy, graham and brown}


...or you can introduce subtle touches of happy honeysuckle through the use of accessories

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{photo credits: decorpad, nieman marcus {2}, floral essentials, lonny mag}


What do you think of Honeysuckle? Do you love it or hate it?

 

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Sarah Gunn loves interior design almost as much as she loves her two adorable boys and her hot husband. 

She has had a vision her whole life of her dream house. You know. The mansion that sits on the ocean with a pool and the massive wrap around porch. And a butler. Then she grew up. Turns out life isn't a fairytale and she's not exactly living in a castle. In fact, her house is in constant need of design intervention. Little things like children, exhaustion and budgets get in the way.

But this story does have a happy ending: years of experience watching decorating shows and clipping ideas from her favourite design magazines have equipped Sarah with the mad decorating skills she needs to turn anyone's house into the home of their dreams with great tips, tricks and inspiration. 

Join Sarah each week as she shares DIY projects, inspiration and her favourite new décor finds...all on a budget every mummy will love.

Sarah has recently had a dream of a lifetime come true: she now shares her mad DIY skills on the popular show, CityLine. She is also now designing spaces for children. If this is all a dream, then please don't wake her up. 

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